You're ... hanging back on your right side at impact. You know you're guilty of this error if your upper body is leaning away from the target in your finish.
By Brady Riggs
with David DeNunzio
The key to a slapshot in hockey is the footwork and as goal-scoring phenom Alex Ovechkin demonstrates here an incredible shift of weight toward the target. Ovechkin's weight shift is so severe that he ends up standing on only his front skate all of his weight has shifted to his target-side foot. If he hung back, he'd catch the ice, not the puck. Hitting crisp iron shots requires the same movement, with weight on the front foot at impact that stays there into the finish.